USIU-Africa faculty take part in training on technological advancements in teaching

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USIU-Africa’s Faculty members during the training for technology enhanced teaching and learning.

By Sarah Masila

USIU-Africa Faculty underwent training at the Library on November, 25-26 where they were taken through how to improve learning amongst students through the incorporation of technology in their classrooms.

The training session was supported by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) through the Partnership for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (PEBL), whose mission is helping universities across East Africa share valuable teaching resources through the development of quality assured, credit-bearing courses delivered through blended learning. In this way, PEBL will enhance teaching quality and student outcomes, and help to address the growing shortage of academic staff faced by universities.

Philip Machoka, one of the faculty members at the training noted that the session would assist both faculty and students incorporate technology in their learning, as the university gears up to fully embrace e-learning.

Also in attendance was Dr. Juliana Namada from the Chandaria School of business, who noted that the trainings would be a continuous exercise in order to build the capacity of both students and faculty in terms of technology use.

“We cannot take lightly the fact that we live in an age fraught with the need for technology. It is for this reason that we are keen to partner with ACU and PEBL. Through the partnership, we will ease the burden on teaching staff and expand the delivery methods for a range of courses for our undergraduate and postgraduate students, “she added.

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